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Casting calls in Chicago

This could be your 15 minutes of fame.

The following is a list of reality TV shows scheduled to hold casting calls in the Chicago area and movies, TV shows, music videos and commercials looking to cast extras and speaking roles here. This list is updated every week, so make sure to bookmark this page. Also, check out our 10 tips on how to become an extra.

(NOTE: I have nothing to do with casting, so please don't send me your headshots.)

FOX'S "EMPIRE"

Males and females, 21-35, to play "upscale" club patrons. Details

SPIKE LEE FILM

Males, 25-50 years old, preferably with police or military background, to play SWAT team. Details

Hispanic or African-American males or females, 16-25 years old, who are in a wheelchair. Details

Caucasian male, 20-30 years old, who is "a little larger in stature." Details

Males and females, 25-55 years old, to play bankers. Details

ABC'S "THE BACHELOR"

Single males and females 21 or older who are looking for "true love." Casting call is July 11 at Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago hotel. Details

OXYGEN'S "BAD GIRLS CLUB"

Independent, outspoken and opinionated sisters who are 21 or older. Casting call is June 6 at Seven Bar and Restaurant. Details

NBC'S "FIRST DATES"

Single males and females 18-65 who are looking for love. Ellen DeGeneres-produced show is scheduled to begin filming in Chicago in July. Details

"IMPERFECTIONS"

Extras of all ages and ethnicities for independent film, which shoots May 18 through mid-June. Details

Asian female, 35-60 years old, and Person/Middle Eastern female 45 years old or older. Details

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